Saturday, October 17, 2015

BOOK REVIEW BLITZ: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle by Emlyn Chand

About the Book

Title: Mike and the Dog-Gone Labradoodle (The Pet Shop Society, Book #1) | Author: Emlyn Chand | Publication Date: September 26, 2015 | Publisher: Evolved Publishing | Pages: 43 | Recommended Ages: 7 to 11 Book Description: Mike Adams has always been a pretty average kid. He hates homework, love sports, and spends a lot of his day bugging his twin sister Maddie—because, after all, she deserves it. But one day, everything changes. Nic Chang’s dog goes missing. Mike, his sister and their two best friends join forces to search for the truth and, with it, the missing pet. Will Mike and Maddie find a way to put their differences aside and save the day? And just where did that dog-gone labradoodle go? Put your thinking caps on and prepare to find the answers in the premier installment of The Pet Shop Society, a brand new mystery series for readers aged 7-11.

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About the Author: Emlyn Chand

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From an early age, Emlyn Chand has counted books among her best friends. She loves to hear and tell stories and emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). Her affinity for the written word extends to absolutely every area of her life: she has published fiction across multiple genres, oversees and contributes as both an editor and an author to the Novel Publicity Guides for Writing & Marketing Fiction series, and loves the written word so much, she even married author Falcon Storm! Don’t forget that she is the founder and president of Novel Publicity too.
The book that changed Emlyn’s life is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened her eyes to the world that could exist if only she was willing to create it—a lesson she has never forgotten. Maybe that’s why she loves writing her Bird Brain Book series for children so much! Emlyn’s first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category. She now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm.

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REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months


This is a fun short story with a mysterious mystery! I love how the mystery of the disappearing dog relates to a tween's everyday life! 

Twins, Mike and Maddie, have been different since they were born, but when Mike's school crush; Nic, loses her dog, Mike and his best friend Tyler go out of their way to find where they dog went. When the three don't succeed in finding the missing dog, Maddie and her friend Bree join in. With the two extra people they solve the mystery! The five can't get over how good they got along as a great team and so they make a club called; The Pet Shop Society, where hey solve the city's mysteries. 

My favorite character is Maddie because she doesn't care what anyone thinks about her. 

The part that really made me smile was when Nic tells her parents that she likes to play softball better than learning to play an instrument. 

I recommend this book to young mystery lovers! 

This a fun start to a great series!! 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 11.